Film Club 

The Haddenham U3A Film Group provides an opportunity to see films, locally and at low cost, that you may have missed the first time round but always wanted to see, or want to see again because they never seem to be shown on TV. Perhaps you want to see films in a style or about a subject that you really like, or with your favourite film star, or made by your favourite director. You might have heard about a film and always wondered how good it was, or are just intrigued to see it. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Group leader

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or RARickard@aol.com

Costs

A donation of £15 per annum or £2 per film is requested to cover the cost of the room and incidental expenses.

Venue

The screenings are on the first Monday of each month at 2.00pm (except when this is a Bank Holiday, when the screening is on Thursday) at:

Youth & Community Centre
Woodways
Haddenham
HP17 8DS

Programme

The programme of films is put together every six months by a sub-group of members. All group members are invited to make suggestions of films they would like to be considered. Our aim is to cover a range of different types and styles of film, taking account of members’ general areas of preference.

We hope that members will be open to attending all or most of the showings, including films that they would not normally consider.

There is a clear educational dimension to the Film Group. Each film showing will be preceded by a short introduction from one of the members. We will also provide an opportunity after each showing for members to discuss the film.

As each programme of films is announced, if any members own a DVD copy of one of the films to be shown, we would appreciate borrowing it, so that we can keep down the costs of renting or purchasing copies.

Date Title
5 October 2020 Hidden Figures (PG)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi

Stars:  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae

2 November 2020 The Old Man and The Gun (15)
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director:  David Lowery

Stars:  Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

7 December 2020 Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals, Sonny Kapoor pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Director:  John Madden

Stars:  Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup

4 January 2021 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Director:  Mike Newell

Stars:  Lily James, Tom Courtney, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton

1 February 2021 Viceroy’s House (12)
The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director:  Gurinder Chadha

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow

 

DVDs for loan

DVDs  are held by the U3A for the use of its members. If you would like to borrow one or more of them, please contact the Group Leader or a member of the Committee. The list can be found here.